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    who here has a 1000+ total, any tips appreciated

    Just wondered who on this forum has a 1000+ total for the big 3, and at what bodyweight.

    Also do you have any helpful tips (not diet, I know how important that is), or things to avoid, things like exercise execution (grip, width, etc). Volume, Methods etc.
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    Hopefully, i will have a 1000 when i max out in about 3 weeks. Everything is on target.
    Im at 180bw right now.
    I am no expert, but my best advice would be to stay consistent, and train hard with a programme that you will stick with.
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    Consistency and hard work. Keep diet on track and just keep hitting the weights.
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    Do you mean a raw total or does it matter? Anyway, my raw total would be about 1210-1230. Equipped about 1450-1500. My best advice would be to train smart so you stay injury free. An injured lifter is a weak lifter. Also, be consistent, always use good form, and make sure to train HEAVY if maximal strength is your goal.
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    Im right under 1000, but what made my numbers really shoot up is simply focusing on the lifts with more potential. I took alot more focus off of BP and focused on DL and Squats.

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    That's exactly right, ancom. Bring up your biggest weaknesses and that will really bring up your total. DL and Squat definitely have the biggest potential for increase for most people.
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    yep, work each lift hard and it will go up, my raw total is im estimating around 1350 and im 210 lbs
    2000 or bust

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullethead74 View Post
    Just wondered who on this forum has a 1000+ total for the big 3, and at what bodyweight.

    Also do you have any helpful tips (not diet, I know how important that is), or things to avoid, things like exercise execution (grip, width, etc). Volume, Methods etc.
    i dont often max out on anything an dont do flat bench with a barbell, but yeh 1000+ wouldn't be a problem - im just over 250lbs right now

    one thing id definately say helps is staying injury free - dont take it TOO far when your not feeling it, an build a strong core

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    I should be close to 1000 by the end of this year. I am at 185 lbs now. I used to be around 250 lbs last year but now I am at 820 lbs. I need to get my squat up and then my deadlift should rise a little. My bench will probably not go much higher since my arms are long and my leverage is horrible. My goal is to have something like this someday:

    Bench = 250 lbs
    Deadlift = 450 lbs
    Squat = 300 lbs
    Sum = 1000 lbs !
    From 155 lbs to 200 lbs (PICS/VIDS INCLUDED)

    Height: 6'0"; BW: 202lbs; Age: 24; BF: ~11%
    155lbs [07-01-06] 176lbs [09-14-06] 179lbs [09-21-06] 182lbs [10-02-06] 184lbs [10-18-06] 186lbs [10-23-06] 187lbs [11-08-06] 189lbs [11-19-06] 190lbs [11-21-06] 191lbs [12-21-06] 194lbs [12-31-06]

    Bench: 250lbs; Squat: 350lbs lbs; Deadlift: 430 lbs

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    225-230 pounds.

    Best in one session: 1795 total, nearly raw. I suppose using a belt on the squat makes it not raw.

    Anyway, tips...

    Main one:

    Don't be a dumbass with injuries.

    Seriously. If I could have told myself one thing (and made myself believe it) four years ago, that would be it.
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    I am right around 1000, and I can say that it has taken years.
    So, I say, patience but with diligence and motivation.
    If you try to rush things, you could burn out, or cause an injury.

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    Thanks for all the advice, some truly impressive numbers in there.

    I'm just starting Westside (well the best I can do in my home gym) and already have seen big improvements in my lifts, I have spent a long time messing around with routines which really didnt inspire me and therefore I failed to stick with, but Westside seems to really hold the key for me as your maxing all the time and really want to beat your previous, as long as I stick to the rules and change the exercises every 3 weeks I should avoid fatigue and injury.
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    i just started it too, good stuff! you should do well with it, ive done a bodybuilding style westside before and had sick results.
    2000 or bust

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    1095 total at about 225 bw. Low reps and singles are what did it for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belial View Post
    Main one:

    Don't be a dumbass with injuries.
    I agree. I would be one of those dumbasses.
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    Another dumbass here.

    Consistency is so fricken important.

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    my total is over 1,000 consistency and keep plugging away man, keep lifitng, keep reading, and keep learning.

    now my goal is to get it back over 1500 i think now im in the 1200 range not for sure havent maxed in a looooong time the highest i was ever at was about 1750 700 squat 650 deadlift 400 bench i was at 295 then



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    I have a crossfit total (Squat/DL/Mil Press) of just over 1000, body weight 183. I ran Starr's 5x5 for 21 weeks (and ate a lot) which really brought up my Squat and DL, my mil press has always been strong. I don't max bench much anymore. I've been doing a Rippetoe/Crossfit hybrid for a while now, and I'm loving it.
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    I can't remember what weight I was when I broke 1,000, but it was the 230's. I hit the rest of max's at 240-250 over time

    Bench- 390
    Squat- 480
    Deadlift- 525
    Total- 1,395 so I'm very close to 1,400.
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    Bullethead74, Do you have a link for the Westside routine? I'm curious to see what all the rage is about :d

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    Best to do a search on Westside on this site, and on Google.

    Basically the Westside Barbell Club trains the biggest, most powerful, badass powerlifters in the world.

    http://www.westside-barbell.com/

    This is a good routine based loosely on there principles:-

    http://www.defrancostraining.com/art...s_westside.htm
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    Thanks alot man, i'll do some searching and give it a read.

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    I haven't updated the lifts in my sig in a while, and they total 985, so I know for sure that I'm over 1000 now.

    205 pounds atm.
    Best lifts: 615/475/660, Raw w/ Wraps
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    Quote Originally Posted by Belial View Post
    225-230 pounds.

    Best in one session: 1795 total, nearly raw. I suppose using a belt on the squat makes it not raw.

    Anyway, tips...

    Main one:

    Don't be a dumbass with injuries.

    Seriously. If I could have told myself one thing (and made myself believe it) four years ago, that would be it.

    Here's a tip Alex, do a powerlifting meet big fella.


    When I first got into powerlifting, I did a basic Westside split and made very good gains. Just work hard and listen to your body when you feel beat up. Good luck with it.


    I have no clue what my RAW total is, but I weigh between 148 and 160 usually and could definitely put up over 1100 in a belt. Now in gear....
    Last edited by Paul Stagg; 02-13-2007 at 06:28 PM.
    Best Meet Lifts(Raw w/wraps):
    @165- 435 SQ 270 BE 560 DL.....1255 total
    @181- 535 SQ 300 BE 570 DL.....1400 total
    Best Meet Lifts(Multi-ply):
    @148- 575 SQ 315 BE 515 DL.....1400 total
    @165- 680 SQ 380 BE 540 DL.....1555 total
    @181- 700 SQ 375 BE 535 DL.....1605 total
    Best Gym Lifts(Raw w/wraps)
    545 SQ 305 BE 585 DL

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